4 Healthier Snack Options for Body

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Laila Afifa

21 January 2023 20:07 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Snacks are usually consumed outside or between the meals. The publication 'Effects of Meal Frequency on Weight Loss and Body Composition: a Meta-analysis' explains that consuming snacks helps overcome hunger and increases blood sugar. Consuming snacks can also help increase the intake of nutritious foods such as fruits and vegetables as some people don't get enough nutritious intake from the main meal.

Diet plan that focuses on consuming nutritious food through snack consumption can support weight control. 

1. Nut

Quoted from Healthline, nuts are nutritious snacks for a balance between healthy fats, protein and fiber. Consuming nuts can also be filling. It is best to consume nuts in moderate amounts as they are high in calory and fat.

There are lots of nuts to choose from, such as walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts, macadamia nuts, cashews, and pistachios. Nuts are a great choice for on-the-go snacks.

2. Apple and peanut butter

Apple and peanut butter are a perfect match for both the nutrition and the taste. Apple is rich in fiber, and peanut butter provide healthy fats, protein, and also fiber. 

A combination of apple and peanut butter can be enjoyed as a crunchy and soft snack. A sprinkle of cinnamon will add more  taste to it. It's important to note that many brands of peanut butter contain added sugars and oils. Therefore, choose wisely, pick one that only consists of nuts and salt.

3. Dark chocolate and almonds

Dark chocolate contains antioxidants and almonds are a source of healthy fats. Both are a great combination for a satisfying and convenient snack.

4. Cheese and fruit

Cheese is a source of protein, so, a combination of melted cheese with fruits complements the protein, fat and fiber content. Both can become a healthy, sweet, soft, and filling snack. Pineapple, papaya or watermelon can be the right choice of fruits to combine with cheese.

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